WATCH: Breast cancer patient creates ultimate gym shirt, works out to overcome struggle

Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2016-11-02 15:39:43-04

BELLEVUE, Ky. -- The fight against breast cancer requires women to work through struggles, overcome obstacles and make plenty of lifestyle changes.

A Northern Kentucky woman believes figuring out what to wear shouldn't be among a breast cancer patient's worry.

Jamie Hoffpauir learned she had breast cancer 13 years ago, but despite the news, she got right to work. She went straight to the gym, and hasn't stopped since.

Along with cycling, lifting weights and working with a trainer, Hoffapuir underwent four rounds of chemotherapy, a mastectomy and nine months of treatment.

Her determination brought about her creative side too, and she crafted what may be the perfect workout shirt for all women - not just those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer

She calls it the 'Pauir Athletic Top.'

"it's the easiest thing to put on, you put it on and zip it up," Hoffpauir said. "It also has integrated pockets here in case someone needs to slip in a prosthetic."

Watch the video player above to see how Hoffpauir's invention goes far beyond a shirt.

For more information, visit Hoffpauir's project page online.